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Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Fix Can't Find an App in the Apps Menu in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

An insider ever asked me about how to get an app back to his phone since he couldn't find the app in the apps menu. Well, if you're also experiencing this issue, there are two possibilities that can be the culprit of this issue. If the app is a pre-installed app then it may has been accidentally hidden or disabled, while if the app is a third-party app then it may has been accidentally hidden. Thus, to get the app back to the apps menu, you have to unhide the app if it has been hidden or re-enable the app if it has been disabled.


How to show a hidden app?
If the app has been accidentally hidden, you have to unhide the app to get it back to the apps menu by using the following steps:
  1. In home screen, tap Apps at the bottom right corner of the screen to go to the apps menu.
  2. Tap at the top right or long press the Recent apps key to open up the additional options and then select Show hidden apps.
  3. All hidden apps will be displayed here. If the app you're looking for is listed here, tap the app to select it and then tap Done button.
  4. The selected app will be shown again in the apps menu.


How to re-enable a disabled app?
If the app has been accidentally disabled, you have to re-enable the app to get it back to the apps menu by using the following steps:
  1. In home screen, tap Apps at the bottom right corner of the screen to go to the apps menu.
  2. Tap at the top right or long press the Recent apps key to open up the additional options and then select Show disabled apps.
  3. All disabled apps will be displayed here. If the app you're looking for is listed here, tap the app to select it and then tap Done button.
  4. The selected app will be re-enabled and you should see the app in the apps menu.

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